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Block - HE12542212004

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Original Description
CONEXIONES IS AN INITIATIVE BY THE EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BRING ITS KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE AS A LANGUAGE EDUCATION LEADER TO MILITARY CONNECTED STUDENTS. HISTORICALLY THE DISTRICTS THREE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED SEVENTY NINE MILITARY CONNECTED STUDENTS FROM FORT BLISS HAVE HAD LOWER PARTICIPATION IN DUAL LANGUAGE BECAUSE THEIR HIGH MOBILITY PROHIBITS THEM FROM TAKING PART IN THE COMPREHENSIVE ELEMENTARY PROGRAM. BLISS,HUGHEY,MILAM,AND POWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WILL PILOT THE ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM CONEXIONES THAT WILL PROVIDE K THROUGH 5 STUDENTS WITH SPANISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION COMPLEMENTED BY LESSONS ON HISPANIC CULTURE. AS MILITARY CONNECTED STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE ARTS,CUSTOMS,AND TRADITIONS OF THE PREDOMINANTLY HISPANIC REGION,THOSE WHO WERE UNFAMILIAR WITH THE CULTURE WILL GAIN EXPOSURE TO HELP THEM ACCLIMATE TO THE BROADER COMMUNITY. OUTSIDE OF REGULAR CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES,CONEXIONES WILL ENGAGE PARENTS THROUGH MONTHLY PROGRAM NEWSLETTERS AND FAMILY NIGHT ACTIVITIES CULMINATING IN THE ANNUAL WORLD LANGUAGE FESTIVAL,FURTHER CEMENTING THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN MILITARY CONNECTED FAMILIES AND THE GREATER EL PASO COMMUNITY. THE PROGRAM WILL BE SUPPORTED BY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS THAT WILL BUILD EL PASO ISD CAPACITY TO IMPLEMENT CONEXIONES AND EVENTUALLY EXPAND IT TO OTHER CAMPUSES AND STUDENT POPULATIONS. ULTIMATELY,THIS WORLD LANGUAGE INITIATIVE WILL NOT ONLY INCREASE STUDENTS EXPOSURE TO THE SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE OF THE AREA SURROUNDING FORT BLISS BUT ALSO TEACH THEM CULTURAL COMPETENCIES THAT WILL HELP THEM FEEL LESS ISOLATED FROM THE COMMUNITY. THESE ARE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS THAT WILL SERVE MILITARY CONNECTED STUDENTS THROUGH FUTURE RELOCATIONS,HIGHER EDUCATION,AND THEIR EVENTUAL CAREERS.
Awarding / Funding Agency
Assistance Type
Block Grant (A)
Place of Performance
El Paso, Texas 799024109 USA
Related Opportunity
None

STATUS

Period of Performance

9/30/22

Start Date

5/31/27

End Date
0% Complete

Funding Split

$1.5M

Federal Obligation

$0.0

Non-Federal Obligation

$1.5M

Total Obligated
100.0% Federal Funding
0.0% Non-Federal Funding

ACTIVITY TIMELINE

SUBGRANT AWARDS

TRANSACTION HISTORY

ADDITIONAL DETAIL

Award ID FAIN
HE12542212004
SAI Number
None
Award ID URI
None
Awardee Classifications
Private Institution Of Higher Education
Independent School District
Other
Awarding Office
HE1254 DOD EDUCATION ACTIVITY
Funding Office
HE1254 DOD EDUCATION ACTIVITY
Last Modified: 9/21/22